GRAVITAS VENTURES ACQUIRES "SAMLAND" FOR NORTH AMERICA DISTRIBUTION
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to distribute writer-director Juan Pablo Reyes’ Samland. The film, which premiered at the 2021 Full Bloom Film Festival in Statesville, NC., is the story of a desperate immigrant who enters a marriage of convenience from an unscrupulous drug dealer to his ex-girlfriend Samantha, a young woman running from her past and blinded by her drug addiction. More
SAMLAND - OFFICIAL SELECTION - NEW YORK LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Presented by Warner Media. The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, competition programs and community programs. More.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast has been set for Rally Caps, a baseball themed family feature from writer-director Lee Cipolla (The Shift). Oscar-nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems), Amy Smart (Star Girl) and Carson Minniear (Palmer) have all signed up. The film is based on the novel written by father-daughter team Stephen J. Cutler and Jodi Michelle Cutler. Also starring are Curtis Pride, his children Noelle Pride, Colten Pride, and Tim Kurkjian.
It follows a youth baseball player who has his dreams of pitching for a Little League travel team derailed by a devastating injury on the field. After a long recovery process, he goes off to away camp with his older brother where he befriends a deaf catcher and his sister. More
SAMLAND accepted to the Full Bloom Film Festival. The Full Bloom Film Festival is dedicated to bringing quality, diverse, cinema to Statesville, NC, a multifaceted art-conscious city in North Carolina. Just North of Charlotte, there is something for everyone. FBFF will take place this year from September 9th - 11th in and around Historic Downtown Statesville.
FOLLOWED named MATTI PATTI'S TOP 10 FILMS OF 2020. It was quite the oddball year, and unfortunately no industry was safe from the strife that the coronavirus pandemic caused. The film and theater industry were some of the worst hit, as major releases were pushed back and movie theatres shut down for a prolonged period of time. More
Found Footage Horror Film ‘Followed’ Finds International Sales Deal After Top Ten Box Office Debut In U.S. EXCLUSIVE: MPI Media Group has acquired international sales right to U.S. found footage horror film Followed. In the indie pic, a controversial social media influencer stays at a cursed hotel to gain more subscribers. But what begins as a fun investigative challenge quickly descends into a personal hell.
Followed was released two weeks ago in North America, where in a coronavirus context it has been a top ten movie at the box office, accumulating more than $300,000 from only 44 theaters at widest point of release. The film has had particular success at drive-ins, according to producers. More
FULLSCREEN MEDIA has given the greenlight to H8TERS, an original series starring digital comedy’s Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen, with a 10-episode order. The new comedy pokes fun at internet celebrity and Millennial culture. Produced by Astronauts Wanted (a joint venture between former MTV Networks Chairperson/CEO Judy McGrath and Sony Music Entertainment), H8TERS is written by Cody Lutz and Max Lavine and expected to premiere in early 2017. The shot-in-L.A. series will be available exclusively on Fullscreen, the commercial-free subscription service available via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast and online at Fullscreen.com.
Variety. Loren Cass. A starkly radical film debut of uncommon power and artistic principle, Chris Fuller’s “Loren Cass” announces a genuinely original filmmaking talent who literally pulls no punches in his depiction of teen angst and racial warfare on the streets of 1997 St. Petersburg, Fla. Suffused with pessimism and an overarching sense of the loneliness of modern American life, the pic affirms a vital alternative to the usual adolescent drama, making even Larry Clark look tame by comparison. Sure to be deemed commercially toxic, the pic deserves a brave distrib that knows how to work the angles. Major fest berths are a lock. More